traipse


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traipse around

To spend time walking or traveling around (some place) in an aimless or carefree search of pleasure, enjoyment, or entertainment. I decided to spend the whole summer traipsing around Europe with my friend Tom. I had a few hours to kill before I had to catch my train, so I spent the time traipsing around.
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traipse in

1. To walk or hike in some place, especially in a meandering, lighthearted, or carefree manner. We always love to traipse in the woods behind our grandparents' house when we were kids. Make sure you are well prepared before you go traipsing in the mountains with your friends.
2. To arrive or enter (some place) in a careless, thoughtless, or flippant manner. We were all supposed to be in the office by 8, but it was nearly 11 before Tom came traipsing in. She traipsed in the door the next day as if nothing had happened the night before.
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traipse into (some place)

To arrive or enter into some place in a careless, thoughtless, or flippant manner. It was nearly 11 before Tom came traipsing into the office. She traipsed into the house the next day as if nothing had happened the night before.
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traipse over

To walk or travel over (to someone, something, or some place) in a careless, thoughtless, or flippant manner. The man traipsed over to our table and proceeded to lecture us on the history of the city. Don't just traipse over unannounced—call me ahead of time!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

traipse around (some place)

to walk or travel around some place. I spent all afternoon traipsing around town looking for just the right gift for Roger. She has been traipsing around all day.
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traipse over

 and traipse in
to go or arrive carelessly or thoughtlessly. He traipsed over and invited himself in. She came traipsing in at about midnight.
See also: over, traipse
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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